Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Travel ~~ Sensational Haiku Wednesday

we love to travel
by plane, bike, boat, car, and train
we're not Superman

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© 2010 Jimmiehov
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[The travel pictures are from our current trip.
Tonight we are staying in Copenhagen, Denmark.]

Hint here, click on the train picture and take a look into the window.

Sensational Haiku Wednesday is hosted by Jenn. Please click on the logo to the right for more info and more Haiku Wednesday participants.
You could participate too. Just say, "Jim sent me." Like
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I'm still on holiday now. I will be back but not for a while.

Please leave some comments now and then while I'm gone. My computer will come with me and I'd like to hear from you.

I might even leave a little photo or poem or note here now and then like this one.

And I'll read your blogs some.

But probably I won't resume returning your comments after until I return.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

One single impression: Ochre

Roussillon from eyes of a tourist

Roussillon*, Vaucluse, of France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
town very red lacks elegance
lovely quaint little place I've been

Houses of red the streets are too
show red ochre's dull resilience
high on hill ochre mine below
viewed from precious vineyard of France

Waiting for Godot** started here
Samuel Beckett's home for the war
tourists come but don't linger near
just a weird spot seen from their car

You can see it too—go
rent a car don't be slow

Photos and Poem Copyright
© 2010 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Red ochre, Fe2O3, the anhydrate of yellow ochre (Fe2H2o), which turns red when heated, as this drives off the water ligands.

** Waiting for Godot was finished in 1949 and its first playing was in 1953. Beckett lived in Rousillon earlier during World War II.
*Roussillon link 1, link 2.

Prompt word, Ochre, suggested by David Dickens at Nothing Hypothetical

Find more poems at One Single Impression using "Ochre" as prompt

One note here: Thank you for reading. I would love for you to leave a comment but I will not be able to return your comments until a later day as we are on holiday.
A hint as to where we will be can be seen on Jim's Little Blog come Tuesday.

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